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A Blink of the Screen

By Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN Code: : 1409043991
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : a-blink-of-the-screen.pdf

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In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world’s best-selling and best-loved authors. Here for the first time are his short stories and other short form fiction collected into one volume. A Blink of the Screen charts the course of Pratchett’s long writing career: from his schooldays through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press,; to the origins of his debut novel, The Carpet People; and on again to the dizzy mastery of the phenomenally successful Discworld series. Here are characters both familiar and yet to be discovered; abandoned worlds and others still expanding; adventure, chickens, death, disco and, actually, some quite disturbing ideas about Christmas,all of it shot through with his inimitable brand of humour. With an introduction by Booker Prize-winning author A.S. Byatt, illustrations by the late Josh Kirby and drawings by the author himself, this is a book to treasure.

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  • Pdf File: simplified-c.pdf

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The book is written in a very simplified way to make all the readers understand the basic concept of C. This book will not make you expert but will help you in every aspect to make your basic clear in C programming.

Adventures of Doppy

By Edward Sexton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Covenant Books, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1645598411
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 297
  • Pdf File: adventures-of-doppy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a story of a man's walk-through time, space, and different worlds. He was giving a helping hand to the people he met in the way only he could.

CBSE Simplified C++

By Kunal Banerjee
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Educreation Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 395
  • Pdf File: cbse-simplified-c.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The book is written in very simple and easy language. the book is strictly in accordance with CBSE syllabus and can also be used by beginners to learn C++.

Discworld and the Disciplines

By Anne Hiebert Alton,William C. Spruiell,Donald E. Palumbo
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476616019
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 394
  • Pdf File: discworld-and-the-disciplines.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This collection of new essays applies a wide range of critical frameworks to the analysis of prolific fantasy author Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books. Essays focus on topics such as Pratchett’s treatment of noise and silence and their political implications; art as an anodyne for racial conflict; humor and cognitive debugging; visual semiotics; linguistic stylistics and readers’ perspectives of word choice; and Derrida and the “monstrous Regiment of Women.” The volume also includes an annotated bibliography of critical sources. The essays provide fresh perspectives on Pratchett’s work, which has stealthily redefined both fantasy and humor for modern audiences.

The Odette C. Bell Sci Fi Bundle

By Odette C. Bell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Odette C. Bell
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 421
  • Pdf File: the-odette-c-bell-sci-fi-bundle.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Are you ready to blast-off with four sci-fi adventures from Odette C. Bell? Consisting of the complete A Plain Jane series, the complete The Betwixt series, and the two stand-alone books Lucky Star and Zero, it’s over 500,000 words of space opera all in one bundle. Pick it up and soar free with an Odette C. Bell adventure today. A Plain Jane What if you lived your life thinking you were normal? No, worse – plain? What’d happen if the deadliest assassin in the galaxy attacked you one warm summer’s night? What would you do if you were thrust into an adventure with the galaxy’s greatest heroic heartthrob? What would happen if a mysterious, ancient race appeared to kill you? Would you run or fight? Jane grew up knowing she’s nothing but normal. Then one run-in with an assassin robot threatens to destroy everything she knows about herself. Soon she’s traversing space with Lucas Stone, the galaxy’s number one pin-up hero. Together, they must discover who Jane is and what’s after her before the galaxy’s plunged into a war that’ll destroy all. The Betwixt A mysterious past, a grand destiny – can a simple waitress save the galaxy? Mini’s just a waitress in a dingy space bar. But when her mysterious past comes knocking on her door in the form of a tiny red creature called Od, everything changes. According to him, she’s all that stands between the galaxy and an invasion of soul-sucking creatures from the in-between dimensions. As Mini's galactic experience revolves around serving drinks and smiling at customers, she finds that unlikely. But Od’s right. So she reaches for the closest thing at hand – a frying pan – and gives saving the galaxy a go. She isn't alone, however; she's caught the eye of a handsome Galactic Military Commander, and he won’t take his eyes off her until the end. Lucky Star Ariel doesn’t belong in this time. She comes from a world of call centers, cats, and lonely nights in front of the TV. Then the world ends. Hundreds of years later, she wakes up to a handsome soldier and a future that doesn’t want her. That’s fine by Ariel; she doesn’t want the future either. But when her hidden powers are discovered, she’ll be taught to fight. And it’ll thrust her into the middle of a malevolent plot to use her new-found abilities to end a 100-year galactic war. Soon, it’s up to Ariel to save the future she never wanted, and it’s up to her hot space marine to show her the future can be worth it as long as you have someone to spend it with. Zero Life’s good for Oatmeal; when he isn’t on the couch watching reruns in his boxers, he’s smashing CRIMs and cashing bounty checks. Then she comes along – a cutey dragging a galaxy-full of freaking trouble. He thought he’d just save the Earth-girl from the nasty aliens, give her to the police, and cash that fat reward. But Callie Hope is anything but ordinary. Just one day with her, and Oatmeal finds himself being tracked down by every CRIM, galactic cop, and terrorist the Milky Way can conjure. Now his options are painfully simple: take all the kid’s cash and dump her or… save the galaxy.

The Big Book of Modern Fantasy

By Ann Vandermeer,Jeff VanderMeer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0525563873
  • Total of Pages : 864
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 127
  • Pdf File: the-big-book-of-modern-fantasy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

WORLD FANTASY AWARD WINNER • A true horde of fantasy tales sure to delight fans, scholars, and even the greediest of dragons—from bestselling authors Ann and Jeff VanderMeer Step through a shimmering portal ... a worn wardrobe door ... a schism in sky ... into a bold new age of fantasy. When worlds beyond worlds became a genre unto itself. From the swinging sixties to the strange, strange seventies, the over-the-top eighties to the gnarly nineties—and beyond, into the twenty-first century—the VanderMeers have found the stories and the writers from around the world that reinvented and revitalized the fantasy genre after World War II. The stories in this collection represent twenty-two different countries, including Russia, Argentina, Nigeria, Columbia, Pakistan, Turkey, Finland, Sweden, China, the Philippines, and the Czech Republic. Five have never before been translated into English. From Jorge Luis Borges to Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Moorcock to Angela Carter, Terry Pratchett to Stephen King, the full range and glory of the fantastic are on display in these ninety-one stories in which dragons soar, giants stomp, and human children should still think twice about venturing alone into the dark forest. Completing Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's definitive The Big Book of Classic Fantasy, this companion volume to takes the genre into the twenty-first century with ninety-one astonishing, mind-bending stories. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL

The Magic of Terry Pratchett

By Marc Burrows
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : White Owl
  • Book Code : 1526765519
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 373
  • Pdf File: the-magic-of-terry-pratchett.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An in-depth look into the life and writings of the bestselling author of the Discworld novels, Good Omens, and Nation. The Magic of Terry Pratchett is the first full biography of Sir Terry Pratchett ever written. Sir Terry was Britain’s bestselling living author*, and before his death in 2015 had sold more than 85 million copies of his books worldwide. Best known for the Discworld series, his work has been translated into thirty-seven languages, and performed as plays on every continent in the world, including Antarctica. Journalist, comedian and Pratchett fan Marc Burrows delves into the back story of one of UK’s most enduring and beloved authors, from his childhood in the Chiltern Hills, to his time as a journalist, and the journey that would take him—via more than sixty best-selling books—to an OBE, a knighthood and national treasure status. The Magic Of Terry Pratchett is the result of painstaking archival research alongside interviews with friends and contemporaries who knew the real man under the famous black hat, helping to piece together the full story of one of British literature’s most remarkable and beloved figures for the very first time. * Now disqualified on both counts. Praise for The Magic of Terry Pratchett "In this encompassing biography of the prolific fantasy and science-fiction author, writer and comedian Burrows details both the writing accomplishments and the personal life of Sir Terry Pratchett. . . . Burrows spoke to friends and family, and this biography has moments of sadness, especially when discussing Pratchett’s fight with Alzheimer’s. But the book is also funny and conversational in tone, and an excellent tribute to a beloved author.” —Booklist “Affable and consistently engaging . . . Burrow’s buoyant, pun-peppered, and aptly footnote-flecked style . . . helpfully marries his subject matter, propelling us through decade after decade of a heavily writing-centric life while illuminating Pratchett’s complexities and contradictions without any drag in the tempo.” —Locus Magazine “An impressively comprehensive, engagingly written biography. ****”—SFX

Selfies

By Katrin Tiidenberg
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Book Code : 1787543579
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 506
  • Pdf File: selfies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book presents a rich and nuanced analysis of selfie culture. It shows how selfies gain their meanings, illustrates different selfie practices, explores how selfies make us feel and why they have the power to make us feel anything, and unpacks how selfie practices and selfie related norms have changed or might change in the future.

Ghosts of Lyarra

By Damian Shishkin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1460263715
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 937
  • Pdf File: ghosts-of-lyarra.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Five years have passed since the battle of Earth, and the Lyarran Empire has begun to grow dark with a looming shadow. Once revered as a Goddess, Iana now has begun to feel the anger of others for the perceived loss of Aen, as an unseen force begins its play to take her place as head of the great Empire. To save herself, she must trust in the one being that she has tried hard to hide from all others. Aen is not what he once was, and at the same time is much more. Gone is his memory of his old life, but now he is in full control of all his potential power. He is the weapon his creators envisioned with little hesitation in proving it and is more than happy to be left alone before his new life is disrupted. Now he is forced to help Iana to not only save her, but finds himself involved in a plan so radical it will shake the entire galaxy to its core.

The Shadow Teller's Plays

By Bill Reed
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Reed Independent
  • Book Code : 0648175634
  • Total of Pages : 426
  • Category :
  • Members : 959
  • Pdf File: the-shadow-teller-s-plays.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In a volume containing 14 original plays – including three shadow-play adaptions of Gogol, Morton and Runyon classics – the author resurrects a sadly neglected theatre genre – the shadow play combining traditional shadow techniques with normal acting to create ‘full-bodied’ mainstream plays. These plays do not use shadow puppetry-type techniques that need people contorting themselves, however wonderfully, to form shapes, but rather normal acting prowess together and usual props of mainstream theatre with the new back-lighting technologies. The result is plays which are realistic and yet overlain with the imaginative fantasies that figure theatre can bring… in a fallow area lying between mime and conventional stage plays… a rediscovered form of a modern staging that crosses between live and shadow effect, whether in workshopping for all ages and group-size or for professional productions. Shadow plays comprise the theatre landscape for live actors re-skilled to jump from behind-the-screen one-dimensional acting to front-of-the-screen three-dimensional acting at any moment of the play. They allow a new and exciting way of presenting the combination of the real and the surreal in ways that offer broadened audience and student experiences, under the master-of-storytelling of a shadow teller together with the master-of-pacing of a mobile light spotter.